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37 NSF INCLUDES Projects Funded to Broaden STEM Participation

September 15, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the recipients of 37 Design and Development Launch Pilots as part of its INCLUDES initiative. NSF INCLUDES invests in alliances and partnerships that seek to broaden STEM participation among underrepresented groups, including women, Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, people from rural areas and people of low socioeconomic status. The program was originally developed as a response to a 2013 report by the congressionally mandated NSF Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE), which recommended a new initiative focused on broadening participation of underrepresented groups in STEM. 

At SSTI’s Annual Conference, Innovation with Purpose: Shaping Future Opportunities, expanding access will take center stage. In The Inclusion Imperative: The Science of Broadening Participation, Professor Kaye-Husbands Fealing, the Dean of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, will share her research on the importance of inclusion in STEM education and occupations. This session will explore research on broadening participation in STEM occupations as well as look at efforts to drive inclusive economic growth. 

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